Families are invited to come out and play as The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is transformed into a giant playground. The 20th Annual Children’s Festival presented by ExxonMobil takes place Nov. 14 - 15, 2015, and is expected to attract thousands of people from the Greater Houston area.
The Children’s Festival will showcase dozens of children’s activities and entertainment from today’s top performers including musical artist Riff Rockit and animated character Bob the Builder.
The Festival also includes school days prior to the weekend festivities dedicated to field trips and feature performers who entertain and incorporate important educational lessons into their shows. The Houston Children’s Museum, Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science and ExxonMobil Science Ambassadors will provide educational opportunities for students at the Festival.
Over the weekend on Nov. 14 and 15, the Festival will feature performers on multiple stages, meet and greets with popular characters and interactive activities.
Performing on the Pepsi Main Stage is Riff Rockit, a live-action children’s entertainer who performs music the entire family can enjoy. Best described as part of the growing musical genre known as “kindie rock,” Riff Rockit’s songs are both inspirational and educational, set to rockin’ music. Also on the Pepsi Main Stage, grab your hardhat and tool belt! It’s time to go to the construction site with Bob the Builder. Both Riff Rockit and Bob the Builder perform on Saturday and Sunday with meet and greets available after their performances.
One of only six certified LEGO® Master Builders in the world, Brandon Griffith will be in the CB&I SEAD Zone on Saturday and Sunday with some of his elaborate creations. Griffith will be building two commissioned pieces while on site, including a replica of The Pavilion. He will also have an interactive area where kids can play with LEGO® bricks and learn how to become a master builder.
In the meet and greet area, kids have the opportunity to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Barbie multiple times per day. For meet and greet times, visit our website at www.woodlandscenter.org.
Kids are encouraged to unleash their inner artist and create their own masterpieces in The Villager’s Arts Alley. They will learn about lines, colors, shapes, patterns, unity, balance and more by using these elements to make imaginative creations.
Just around the corner from the Pepsi Main Stage, enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, games, costumed characters and more in the amusing creative zones all around The Pavilion. Experiment with science-related activities in the FMC Technologies STEAM Zone featuring the Houston Children’s Museum and Fidelity Investments, with free balloons, hat making, performances on the Community Stage and more.
Take a walk through the Anadarko Adventure Zone for wild outdoor activities including a petting zoo and fun inflatables. Interact with professional sports teams like the Houston Texans, Houston Astros and Houston Dynamo and test your speed inside a human hamster ball with Bubble Runners. Stop by the Aramark Healthy KidZone, where kids can learn about health and physical fitness in a fun, interactive way from a variety of local businesses and organizations. Explore an ambulance and enjoy games and activities like martial arts, gymnastics and more.
The Activity Tent is the place to be for train rides, more hands-on activities and games organized by local businesses including brain teasers, a coloring contest, instrument petting zoo and more. At the top of The Pavilion hill, the iFly Zone is filled with excitement. Build and fly your own kite, dig for gold and participate in parachute races.
For more information about Children’s Festival, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org or call 281-364-3010. Admission is $8 per person in advance or $10 per person at the door. Children age 2 and under are free of charge. All activities and performances are included in the price of admission. Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or the day of the event. Children age 2 and under are free. Picnics are welcome, but beverages cannot be brought into the venue. Concessions will be open.
Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle and tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the free parking lots southwest of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.
If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org or look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogger. Or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.